Transcript for Powerball Jackpot Grows to $325 Million, Approaches New Record Payout
Now, to that giant but somewhat neglected powerball jackpot. In the midst of black friday and thanksgiving, the jackpot has grown to 325 million bucks. The drawing is tonight. Clayton sandell has more. Reporter: Forget the electronics, the clothes, the toys. The really big prize this weekend, powerball, with a jackpot worth 325 million bucks. But for the first time, a huge powerball drawing is hitting on a major holiday weekend. Putting a dent in ticket sales. Why do you think sales are not as good? I would think with black friday and with businesses being closed right now. Reporter: Here in colorado, 1 of 42 powerball states, a big drawing in august cold $3.5 million in tickets. This time around, sales are down to only $1.9 million. Officials blame the holiday. You got a good deal on the tv? Aaron o'hare and brooklyn garcia don't normally play powerball. But after scoring a good parking spot and a deal on a 50-inch flat-screen. We are feeling kind of lucky. Think we're going to have to try to win the big ticket. Reporter: To entice more players, the ohio lottery offered a black friday special. Buy a state raffle ticket, get one powerball ticket free. Any idea what you would do with $325 million? I would donate some. Buy a nice house. Buy a cool car. Take myirlfriend out. Quite a few times. Yeah. Reporter: If nobody wins tonight, lottery officials say the next drawing on wednesday could top a whopping $425 million. Odds of winning, 1 in 175 million. Good luck. For "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver.
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